It is believed that in order to maintain physical fitness and health, you need to walk 10 thousand steps a day. Lindsay Bottoms, an employee of the University of Hertfordshire, decided to check whether this is really so.
According to some studies, taking 10,000 steps a day can actually strengthen your heart and be a good prevention for diabetes and mental illness.
At the same time, an experiment by scientists at Harvard University shows that 4400 steps a day will reduce the risk of mortality in women, writes incrussia.ru.
The researchers noticed that some people did improve as the number of steps increased, but after 7,500 steps they did not have any particular advantage over those who walked less.
Lindsay Bottoms, a specialist at the University of Hertfordshire, advises starting to walk more gradually and not overstraining the body. You can walk to work or sign up for the gym and exercise on the treadmill.